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Virtually Ventura Harbor

Published March 20, 2020

Virtually connect

We invite you to stay connected to the sea, Ventura Harbor, Ventura Harbor businesses and the Channel Islands National Park from the comfort of your home. Here are four virtual ways to stay in touch:

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Ventura Harbor Virtual Connect

CLICK HERE to see the Ventura Harbor Entrance views from a live web camera overlooking the ocean. Don't miss the nightly sunsets.

Channel Islands

CLICK HERE for the beautiful, natural sights/sounds of the Channel Islands National Park. You can virtually explore the underwater marine sanctuary, listen to the birds and view wildlife on Anacapa Islands.

guitar

CLICK HERE for a Facebook recap of Live Virtual Concerts and Ventura Harbor entertainers playing from safe at home! Entertainers include Harbor favorites such as Unkle Monkey, Karen Eden, Kenny Devoe, and American Idol Contestant Lynnzee Fraye! Stay tuned for more virtual concerts in the near future.

andres fernandez

CLICK HERE for Ventura Harbor Comedy Club Live Streams on Facebook. Each month is something new - comedians, live music, and cooking with the host/owner Andres!

CLICK HERE for new Ventura Harbor California Drive Spotify Playlist!

Virtual Tours

channel islands

CLICK HERE to view the "Treasure in the Sea" Movie on the Channel Islands National Park. This stunning high-definition 25-minute movie is narrated by local celebrity and actor, Kevin Costner. Sit back and bask in the wonder of the five islands just off  Ventura's Coast. Warning! You'll be completely inspired to plan a trip to experience for yourself with Island Packers this fall.

Virtually Connect app

Channel Islands National Park has developed a new digital app to enhance the visitor experience in the park that cant also be used to take a virtual visit. The new mobile app is free and available at the App Store or on Google Play. CLICK HERE to learn more NPS Channel Islands App.

harbor hotel view

CLICK HERE for a beautiful feature on Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort or CLICK HERE to see a highlight reel of their sister property, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor. Warning, these views will absolutely inspire you to take a future vacation in Ventura Harbor! Fabulous hotel footage courtesy of Ventura County Coast.

dolphins

CLICK HERE for a quick ride along the surface of the ocean with a pod of dolphins right off the coast of Ventura Harbor.

whale watch

CLICK HERE for a virtual whale watching experience aboard an Island Packers catamaran.

Parasail

CLICK HERE to see Ventura like never before. Get a feel for what it's like to take flight with Ventura Parasail!

seal

CLICK HERE for an incredible underwater diving experience with dozens of sea lions! Get certified with Ventura Dive and Sport to make this underwater dream a future reality!

tina obrien

CLICK HERE for an inside look into Tina O'brien's, Mermaid Gallery and her creative process of paintings inspired by the beach.

frenchies modern nail salon

CLICK HERE for a tour of Frenchies Modern Nail Care Salon, Ventura Harbor Village's newest addition!

CLICK HERE for beautiful drone footage of Ventura Harbor, courtesy of Portside Ventura Harbor. Virtual tours of the Portside property, coming soon!

escape room window

CLICK HERE to take a behind the scene's look into The Ultimate Escape Rooms experience – or come play with your family group in person.

In the meantime, you can play a Live Video Ultimate Escape Room experience! You can book our room "The Attic" or "The Wizard's Liar" and match your wits against our puzzles with family and friends from the safety of your homes! How does it work? One of our Game Hosts will be a character trapped in the room, controlled by you! You'll be able to see a live feed of the room from their point of view, as well as live security feeds. You and your team will guide them through the room, tell them what to do to solve the puzzles, and hopefully escape within an hour! All you need is Zoom and some free time. CLICK HERE to book!

Educational Experiences

CLICK HERE for Channel Islands Live Archived Programs 

Perfect for kids of all ages and a great addition to school at home. Take a virtual visit to the Channel Islands through archived broadcasts and video clips that highlight the remarkable natural and cultural resources of the islands. This is an exciting new way to experience the wild, isolated land and seascapes.

CLICK HERE to get your Virtual National Park Passport Stamp

Though the Channel Islands National Park visitor center is closed and park access is only by private boat, it is possible to visit the park virtually by following the links on this page. After you complete your virtual visit, add our virtual passport stamp to your passport book! Please visit current conditons for the most up-to-date park status information. You may also still plan your future visit at Plan Your Visit.

CLICK HERE to listen to an informative KCRW interview about the California King Salmon season and fresh fish here in Ventura Harbor!

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson catches up with fisherman Ben Hyman of Wild Local Seafood Co. He talks about the sought-after king salmon and the “ocean abundance forecast,” which predicts how much fish will be harvested this season. Listen in for a sneak peak of their dock to doorstep delivery service coming soon!

Ventura Harbor Coloring Sheet

CLICK HERE to check out Ventura Harbors new coloring sheet created by Alexis Camille! Download this sheet, print it off, and begin coloring!

 

support small business

(Take Out, Home Delivery & Online Shopping)

tacos to go

Craving harbor restaurant specialties at home? Please consider supporting locally-owned restaurants and seafood markets in Ventura Harbor that are providing take-out/home delivery options for the community at this time - CLICK HERE for info.

Miss the joy of shopping by the sea?  Several Harbor Village boutiques and shops offer online shopping opportunities and continue to offer new items weekly. Shop online to support Ventura Harbor Village small business LOVE LOCAL - SHOP LOCAL  CLICK HERE for info.

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